Elon Musk’s Starship project is still in the new development phase, but is already going through a very turbulent process.
The next prototype of the rocket (SN10), which will be used to send people to Mars in the near future, is ready. If everything goes as expected, the Starship SN10 will be launched into the sky in a few days. According to a tweet by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Sunday, this week’s launch of the stainless steel rocket, which he named the SN10, will be successful.
This lunch can be luckly. The weather is seems clear and nominal along this time. In the previous “SN9” launch, the weather was extremely cold and there was frost so it had to be delayed several times. Since the last launch, temperatures have risen and dropped below the 70s to the lowest level of Fahrenheit.
The news came after the SN10’s predecessor the SN9 was launched at the company’s facility in Boca Chica Texas earlier this month.
As the prototype nailed the “belly somersault” maneuver, it fell to the ground quite quickly and suddenly ended its excitement with a huge explosion. In addition to expectations about the SN10, SN9’s predecessor, the SN8, faced a similar death in December.
The events were so violent that the Federal Aviation Administration launched an investigation into SpaceX’s security measures. However, late last week, an FAA spokesperson told CNET that the agency had closed the investigation and “paved the way for the SN10 test flight pending license updates to be approved by the FAA.”
SpaceX recently installed aerodynamic fins on the SN10 as noticed by viewers. The prototype will need to undergo several static fire tests before SpaceX can prepare the ground for the next explosion or a proper landing depending on the situation. We’ll just wait and see what happens. Let’s hope a successful launch takes place, because this is an attempt to raise the standards of humanity.